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routes marked on a photograph of Shisha Pangma

Record Seekers to Flock Back To Shisha Pangma after 2023 Tragedy

There is little information about the spring season in...
Many tents of all sides on the Khumbu glacier.

Khumbu Authorities Try to Curb Luxuries At Everest Base Camp

Individual tents with furniture and ensuite bathrooms, huge lounge...
Wanda Rutkiewicz.

Where The Caravan of Dreams Stopped: Kangchenjunga 1992

In 1992, Wanda Rutkiewicz, one of history's best female...
the climber takes a selfie while progressing up a steep snow slope, with an air-trimming mask and K2 in background.

Vedrines’ K2 Plan: A No-O2, One-Day Speed Ascent, Then Paraglide Down

Fresh from climbing three alpine North Faces in three...
Denis Urubko.

Winter Gasherbrum I: Urubko Making Progress

Denis Urubko reached the Gasherbrums base camp on Jan....
The traverse under the Great Serac on July 27, 2023. Climbers are clipped to the rope and Hassan is lying down in the snow, in black pants and a yellow jacket.

The Top High-Altitude Mountaineering News of 2023

As the last days of a busy 2023 tick...
Everest's summit area, looking rather dry of snow.

2023 Everest Deaths Totaled 18, the Worst Ever

The Himalayan Database has updated its spring 2023 statistics....
Andrews smiles for a selfie, with mirror sun glasses and a background of peaks and lakes.

Tyler Andrews and the Future of Himalayan FKTs

Tyler Andrews is currently relaxing on Thailand's beaches after...
Maloo smiles in relief at the hospital's gates, outside.

Miracle Man Anurag Maloo Goes Home at Last

Anurag Maloo's smile is the result of a series...
a big rock and ice summit piramid, with nearly vertical walls.

Time’s Up on Cho Oyu: The Russians Call Off Their SSW Ridge Attempt

Everything went well, just not fast enough. The Russian...

Guinness World Records Have Become a Problem for the Adventure Community

Last month, Guinness World Records (GWR) kicked up a...
Moro and Navarro walk on glacier terrain, with a chuck of ice defrosting on the rocky ground by their side.

Fall Himalayan Season Winds Down

Little by little, Himalayan teams are returning home. Some...
Marks and messages in red, on a picture of Cho Oyu's SW ridge, from the glacier to the Lungsampa Peak (the summit is not visible).

Cho Oyu: Russians Reach 7,000m on the South Face, Summit in Sight

The Russian team has reached 7,000m on their second...
Shishapangma's upper slopes in a clear but windy day.

A Hard Lesson From Shishapangma: Leadership Needed

In the wake of the four recent avalanche deaths...
Benedict Boehm on the summit of Cho Oyu.

Cho Oyu on the Run: Prakash Sherpa and Benedikt Boehm

Fastest known times are a new trend on the...
two people, separated from each other, traverse a flat snow plateau towards a ridge leading to a peak's summit.

Russians Progress on Cho Oyu

The team led by Andrey Vasiliev is progressing on...
Shishapangma totally covered in snow, rising on a brown plain.

What Happened on Shishapangma: The Climbers Speak Out

As they cross the border back into Nepal, Shishapangma...
The North side of Everest from Tibet, with the Hornbein Couloir heading straight up toward the summit from the right.

Everest North Side Expedition Aborted

The American Everest Ski Project has ended almost before...
Close shot of Tenjen looking up, without glasses, in a snowstorm on some mountain.

Shishapangma Closes, Many Questions Remain

Chinese authorities declared Tenjen Sherpa and Gina Marie Rzucidlo...
Mingma G on the summit of Cho Oyu, October 2.

Shishapangma: Mingma G Injured During Rescue

The situation is far from over on Shishapangma. Yesterday,...
Close shot of Gutu with down jacket and hood on.

Shishapangma Avalanche: Two U.S. Women, Two Sherpas Dead/Missing

Tragic news from Shishapangma: Anna Gutu and her supporting...
Shishapangma.

Shishapangma: Climbers Missing in Avalanche

There is concerning news from Shishapangma, where the joint...
A picture of the mountain from the south, with several routes marked in different colors.

Cho Oyu: Russians To Climb SSW Ridge

The Russian team on the difficult Nepali side of...
Murtaza Sadpara, center, in Spain this week with members of Alex Txikon's expeditions.

Porters on K2 and Broad Peak Speak Out About the Need For Change

After years of silence, the voices of Pakistani porters...

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